Tikkun Olam Without Borders: Healing the World Through Global Medicine
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
6930 Alpha Road
Dallas, Texas 75240
Join us at the 3rd annual Israel Today Community Symposium to hear how a unique medical school in the Israeli desert, Ben-Gurion University’s Medical School for International Health (MSIH), prepares doctors to address complex health concerns throughout the world, and to practice medicine across cultural, geographic and technological boundaries.
Admission is $18 and includes a Kosher lunch, snacks and water throughout the day.
For more information, contact Sissy Zoller at 646-452-3710 or email@example.com.
Lynne M. Quittell, M.D. is the director of the North American office of BGU’s Medical School for International Health (MSIH). She has been involved in the program since 1996 and previously served as MSIH’s co-chair of admissions and associate director of student affairs. Dr. Quittell is a pediatric pulmonologist, on faculty at Columbia University, and has contributed to the development of clinical guidelines for cystic fibrosis. She served as the director of Columbia’s Cystic Fibrosis Center for 20 years, and has been on multiple national committees including the Cystic Fibrosis Center director’s committee. Dr. Quittell is associate director of the Data Safety Monitoring Board for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. She received her medical degree in 1981 from the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University.
BGU’s Medical School for International Health (MSIH) provides specialized training for physicians to work in underserved populations in developing countries, rural areas, inner cities, and Israel’s Negev region with large numbers of Bedouins and immigrants. Taught in English and drawing students from around the world, MSIH gives doctors the clinical skills and medical knowledge to put patients first – whether in a humanitarian crisis, a refugee clinic, or in one of the world’s leading medical centers.